9.06.2009

From Work to Play



(black PENA ruffled blouse, grey V-neck ZARA sweater, black Amcerian Apparel pencil skirt, GUESS bag, strappy black Kenneth Cole pumps, Ralph Lauren shades)


This is the last installment of looks from my first post. If you're one of the many that find themselves chasing time, this outfit will hopefully give you the much needed respite from your busy day. Whether it be classes, a presentation at work or a business meeting, our professional spheres and respective wardrobes tend to dominate the day. For those whose work times come narrowly close to a night out with friends, a transition outfit is needed to save you the trek back home and wardrobe change. Inspired by the Spring 2008 runway shows, this look combines the traditional element of ruffles, with the present day structured and streamlined look. With layers of different textures, we have hints of academia from the grey V-neck, the professional yet flattering shape of the black pencil skirt, and the playfullness of a ruffled blouse. The cream bag outlined in black contrasts perfectly against the outfit's dark silhouette. Finally, I pair the entire look with patent black pumps; a staple for both work and play. As an ensemble and as individual pieces, the items neither clash nor outshine each other. Who says business and pleasure can't mingle?


24 comments:

agirlcalledcat said...

Wow!! What a sexy and beautiful dress!!

stilettolover91 said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love the outfit & the heels!!! Love the bag too!! Awesome post!

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

Eva Ana said...

aaa business outfits are the hardest to put together

Katerina said...

Very professional outfit!!!I always like the "secretary" look!!!!

xx

Mis trapitos favoritos said...

Yeah, you look like an office girl!

i work in an office and sometimes it's hard for me to wear the perfect look.

FriendInFashion said...

Very nice - I NEED that shirt!
x

Christen said...

This is such a great day-to-night outfit! I would have never thought of tucking a sweater vest into a skirt like that but I am definitely going to have to try it. Thanks for the post!

Atenea said...

Hello :) Now I have my updates in english and french too, if you want give a look and read, kisses!

Stacy said...

love the ruffled sleeves and bag!

and I don't think I've ever formally thanked you for following Fashion Handglide, so thank you so much! I really appreciate it

NIC-KIA said...

smokinn as always!
u rockinn that vest mama!

Missy said...

thanks babe!!! you look gorgeous! i love the way you look that vest!!!

kisss

SCISI said...

what a cute bag and i love the pencil skirt:)xx

Carol said...

I love your outfit and your blog!
Thanks for your sweet comment!

:)

allthatshewants said...

ur outfit is perfect! i like everything!!
xxx

Mary said...

u got style...luv it

Shantee said...

what a great idea. love the peekaboo ruffles on the shoulders :)

Miss Neira said...

love the outfit!!!! and those shoes, so sophisticated

nookie said...

welcome abyan!love your outfit!

Kristin said...

That blouse is absolutely divine lady!

Eva Internazionale said...

Very well thought-out outfit.

stilettostetico said...

I really like your conception of "Working Girl-esque" stylish creativity . . .
ps: Your precedent post (especially with the Astonishing way you wear your micro denim shorts) sounds as such a "BOMBnextDoor-esque" Knockout !!!!

à Bientôt, Antoine

Emma Thorn said...

Hi! I love the header of your blog!

Lizzy Webb said...

loovee it. love the whole idea of work to play- i'm going to have to do that soon with my new job!!
:)

Patty Ann said...

i love seeing work outfits!! very few blogs ever have work outfits, but I'm always looking for ways to look professional but still stylish!!! i LOVE your outfit!!! great baggg!
xxxxxx

AlphaBetaChic.blogspot.com